Optimal Presentation State– How to make it Happen

Optimal Presentation State

  1. Put your audience first—presenting is persuasion and influence based on evidence and reliable facts before, during and after the speech. Rule # 1 be prepared to answer the top of the mind question—What’s in it for me (WII-FM) to listen to your presentation?
  2. Create a unique connect—build rapport and create psychologically comfort environment. Audiences need to know you care. Rule # 2 use the Make Me Feel Important (MMFI) feedback process.
  3. Get their attention—focus on their needs and wants not yours
  4. Manage your FEARS by using nervous energy in positive way—No Making Stuff up (MSU’s) and negative self-talk.  Try proven relaxation techniques.
  5. Follow proven structure for developing presentation—opening, main points and close.
  6. Use the stickiness approach—connect in unique ways, be clear, concise and compelling = Credibility
  7. Walk the Talk—present evidence based proof, realistic examples and compelling stories.
  8. Remember that small things make a big difference—focus on the 3V’s (visual, verbal and vocal ) to add variety and reach different learning styles in the audience 
  9. Be responsive to Q/A—treat your audience as you would want to be treated if the positions were reversed
  10. Practice the right skills through “deliberative practice—Trust yourself and have fun.

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